This 130,000-acre reserve sits in Zimbabwe’s south eastern corner, a region which is largely dominated by the Gonarezhou Transfrontier National Park. This Park is part of one of the largest bio-refuges in all of Africa (spanning from the Kruger in South Africa to the South Gonarezhou Park in Zimbabwe and the Gonarezhou Transfrontier Park and Limpopo National Park of Mozambique), and which this reserve is linked to.

This truly wild and untouched area of rolling Mopane forest pitted with sandstone hills, winding creeks and Baobab trees has some superb game, and what some might a call a real safari.

See the Big Five (leopard, lion, elephant, rhino and buffalo), roan and sable antelope, some of the highest concentrations of black rhino in all of Africa, 14 species of eagle, cape hunting dog, and over 100 bushman rock sites dating back over 2,000 years for a bit of human history thrown in there too.

When to go

All year round is fine, with temperatures sometimes reaching a maximum of 32°c (90°f) in October-February, and averaging around 22°c (71°f) in the dry and cool summer season April to August.


What to do

  • Game drives
  • Walking Safaris
  • Bushman rock art
  • Tracking black rhino
  • As well as the Big Five see the 'Little Six' : six species of antelope (klipspringer, Sharpe'?s grybok, grey duiker, steenbok rare Livingstone's suni and oribi).
  • See some of the shier animals such as the aardvark, painted hunting dogs (wild dogs) and the caracal (lynx cat).
  • Also the reserve has one of the highest concentrations of eagle, with 14 different species

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